Cargo

Slight growth in Port of Hamburg’s seaborne cargo handling in the first quarter of 2013

The Port of Hamburg has reason to look to the future with optimism. At 32.8 million tons, total seaborne cargo throughput for the first three months of 2013 put the Port of Hamburg back on a growth course. The trend in bulk cargo handling, especially, fuelled the increase in seaborne cargo handling: In the first quarter of the year a total of 10.1 million tons of bulk cargoes were handled in Hamburg, corresponding to an increase of 6.3 percent.

Immense variety of exhibitors on the “Gateway Hamburg” trade fair stand at transport logistic 2013 in Munich

Around 50 companies from the port, transport and logistics sector in Hamburg and the region will be presenting their services under the joint “Gateway Hamburg” banner at transport logistic 2013, the world’s largest logistics trade fair being held in Munich from 4 to 7 June.

Sharp surge in Russian traffic via Hamburg after WTO accession

Russia is the second-most important trading partner for the Port of Hamburg in terms of seaborne container handling. With a total volume of approx. 675,000 standard containers (TEU) handled between Hamburg and the Russian ports, the volume of container traffic was up by a further 13.3 per cent in 2012, consolidating the lead in foreign trade with Europe and overseas via Hamburg. This positive trend is also attributable to Russia’s decision to join the WTO, resulting in associated simplifications in commercial law as well as the dismantling of trade barriers.

At 131 million tons, in 2012 total throughput in the Port of Hamburg remained slightly below the previous year

In 2012 the Port of Hamburg’s seaborne cargo throughput reached 130.9 million tons (- 1.0 percent). General cargo throughput at 91.5 million tons was just below the previous year‘s (- 1.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 39.4 million tons (- 0.4 percent) also remained just below the 2011 total. At 8.9 million TEU (20-ft standard containers) in 2012 total container handling predominating in Hamburg was slightly lower (- 1.7 percent).

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new service to and from Gdynia to Hamburg and Bremerhaven

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new service to and from Gdynia to Hamburg and Bremerhaven - the Poland Express Service (PEX).

Following the increasing demand in the market and in addition to Hapag-Lloyds existing REX service, the PEX service will offer a second dedicated and direct service for cargo from and to Poland, connecting with Hapag-Lloyds comprehensive and global mainliner service at the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

The service will offer weekly fixed day sailings with the following rotation:

Together for the Port

The Port of Hamburg will significantly reduce the port calling costs for large-sized ships. The State Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and the port industry are thus responding to the continuing restrictions that apply to passages on the River Elbe. The aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of the port of Hamburg in view of the decision on the channel adjustment rendered by the federal administrative court in Leipzig.

Flyer with information for truckers and dispatchers simplifies transition to European Customs Seaport in Hamburg

Aimed primarily at truckers and dispatchers, the flyer “From Freeport to European Customs Seaport” to mark the abolition of the Freeport in Hamburg from 1 January 2013 is released. To ease the transitional phase to new Customs processes, the flyer contains practical hints for avoiding waiting times, obtaining status data/information on cargoes, opening or completion of transit procedure, availability of Customs officers and Customs offices, as well as details of permitted temporary storage periods for containers at the terminals.

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